Monday, May 31, 2010

Birthday Bunting

On Friday night and Saturday morning I spent many hours cutting and sewing like a mad thing. The task, to make a birthday sign for my niece Olivia's 1st birthday. Something which I was totally proud to be asked to do.
I had wanted to make a tutorial but time got away from.
I even had Mr G helping taking action shots!
and ta-da the finished product!

If only I needed new PJ's

I would buy these ones for sure!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Creative Space

Inspired by a friend I decided it was about time I rejoined the My Creative Space meme hosted by the lovely Kootoyoo.

Of course there are always a few projects on the go at our place but the one I'm really enjoying is making the Star Wars crochet characters. Here is the finished Chewie.

Next I'm going to start his co-pilot Han. Can't have one without the other after all. The patterns I purchased from etsy are excellent - the detail on each piece is amazing. The Chewie is made from Angora - super soft and is brushed quite firmly once finished to achieve the fluffy look

Next on the needles once the jumper is complete is this hoodie for the baby. I just couldn't resist how cute the picture is!Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Frailein Orchard

Posts seem to be few and far between at the moment... I've been busy crafting but haven't got around to taking any photos.

I've bought an excellent pattern to crochet all of the Star Wars characters for Mr G (massive fan!). He says that they are really a present for the baby but I'm doing them for him - even if they live in the babies room. So far I've made the Chewie but I'm not happy with the yarn I used so I'll head back to the store to see if I can find anything better.

I've also been knitting a jumper for our little one. I'm totally chuffed that I've managed to knit the back, front and sleeve so far - one more sleeve and I'll be able to show you the finished product.

I've got my niece's first birthday party this weekend. I'm in charge of making bunting with her name on it! Bit excited about that project. Will post a photo to show you how it works out.

Oh and this is coming up!

Opening night
Wednesday June 2nd, 6pm
Urban Cow Gallery, 11 Frome Street, Adelaide
Exhibition runs until June 28th

You really should check it out!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Postpack full of treasures

Just finished round 1 of Mothers Day. We had a picnic in the back yard with a build your own burger station and pavlova for dessert. MrG has taken lots of photos to record the day so when he's sorted through them I'll pick some to share with you.

For now though I wanted to share the beautiful pack of scraps I picked up from the badskirt website. The second I saw her post about selling her scraps I knew I had to be in on it - Amy uses beautiful fabrics that often leave me drooling over her blog and shop too. Here was the chance to own my own little collection. Hurrah!
I'm going to make an Owl for our little baby (kicking me as I type) from some of these gems.
To all the Mum's hope you've had a lovely day!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Apple Cream Cheese Muffins

This afternoon I baked a batch of Apple Cream Cheese Muffins. I found the recipe on Prudent Baby - a blog I've recently discovered is full of lovely baby things to make, buy and be inspired by.

For the recipe check here. I haven't tasted them yet - I'm waiting til the cool. Not sure I got the filling right. I think it should have been more in the middle than close to the top. Oh well - I'll just have to make another batch!